Tesla’s Chinese-built Model 3 cars would receive state subsidies

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Tesla Inc stated on Friday that its Chinese-built Model 3 cars would get state subsidies, a move that will significantly help the electric automaker’s push into the world’s biggest auto market. China’s industry ministry had previously stated Tesla’s Model 3 cars, being constructed at its $2 billion factory located in Shanghai, were on a list […]

GM and LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant

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General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem stated on Thursday they will invest $2.3 billion to construct an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, forming one of the world’s largest battery facilities. The plant, to be constructed near GM’s closed assembly plant located in Lordstown in northeast Ohio, will employ over 1,100 […]

FCA challenges Italy tax agency concerning the value of U.S. business

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has challenged a claim by Italy’s tax officials over the valuing of its U.S. Chrysler business that could leave it with an unwanted tax bill just days prior to an expected key merger agreement with Peugeot owner PSA. On Wednesday, a source knowledgeable with the matter stated the Italian tax agency […]

UAW members recommend approval of Fiat Chrysler labor deal

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Union members of United Auto Workers from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. plants on Wednesday recommended authorization of a tentative labor agreement that would permit the Italian-American automaker to prevent a strike as it collaborates to merge with France’s Groupe PSA. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and PSA, the innovator of Peugeot and Citroen, in October declared […]

Lincoln electric SUV to use Ford-backed startup’s ‘skateboard’ chassis

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A battery-powered Lincoln SUV, due in mid-2022, is going to be the first Ford Motor vehicle constructed on a custom electrified chassis that resembles a skateboard, that was developed by Ford-backed startup Rivian, according to several people knowledgeable with the program. The all-wheel-drive Lincoln SUV could rival against Rivian’s R1S, an electric sport utility vehicle […]

Electric cars won’t go mainstream until we fix these problems, says GM president

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Mark Reuss is president of General Motors, who has written the following lines ins his recent article: The automotive industry is hurtling toward a future that will modify the transportation just like the electricity changed how we light the world. Electric and self-driving vehicles will modify the automotive landscape forever — it’s only a question […]

Fiat Chrysler turns down General Motors lawsuit, sees Peugeot deal by year-end

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Thursday turned down a lawsuit from General Motors and stated it was sure about reaching a binding merger deal with Peugeot owner PSA Group by the end of 2019 to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. General Motors submitted the lawsuit in the United States on Wednesday, accusing FCA of having […]

Fiat Chrysler to recall almost 700,000 SUVs due to electrical fault risk

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Thursday it is going to recall almost 700,000 sport utility vehicles worldwide due to a faulty electrical connection that could prevent engine starts or contribute to a stall. The recall, concerning 2011 through 2013 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, is set to address silicon deposits […]